Saturday, February 16, 2008

News

I know a few of you know, and some of you may have guessed, but this is the first time I believe I've officially written here....Chad's heading back to the desert. He'll be leaving late spring. We've known for months. Really we've known since they returned Oct. 2006, it was just a matter of it coming down "officially", it officially came down a few months ago (before Thanksgiving). We have not told the boys yet, we'll tell them next month when Chad comes home from the field.

This will be his 3rd trip over there. He's actually going to a different post than he's been before...so that's a perk (he says! LOL). He's slated for 15 months. Now I am asking you all to please do NOT Say a few things in the comments.

1. Maybe he'll only stay for 12 months.

           a. We're realists. We've been married for almost 11 yrs and Chad's been in for almost 14. What we've learned is this...don't count on anything until it happens. Even if we were told 12 months throughout it, I would absolutely NOT believe it until that man was standing in front of me in the gym at the Welcome Home Ceremony. It's the Army, this is just how it works. I don't live on "maybe's or what if's". It's a delusional way to live and it's a naive, young Army wife way to live and all it does is set you up for pain IF you convince yourself of something that's not 100%!

2. DO NOT SAY "When we get a NEW President they'll come home, because that's what so and so says". Ok one, learn how the government works. It's Not JUST the president's call. It has to be over-viewed by the military intelligence, advisors, etc, go to senate/congress, etc. It's not going to JUST happen because we have a new President. Again this falls under the first, it's living in delusion.

3. "Well it should be easier, you've been through it before". You send your husband off to a foreign war-torn country and let me know how easy it is for you ok? Do I know what to expect, yes. Have I been through it before...yes! Does it make it any easier, in some ways, but not in so many others. I'm prepared for what I'm/we're about to go through and again....I'm prepared for what we're about to go through. NOT easy people!

 

I'm sure there are other things, those are my top 3 though! LOL I'll be starting posting back up in our deployment journal once he's gone again. No idea if Chad will be able to write or not. I really, really want him to, but I'm not holding my breath! LOL

 

So what do I need/desire?

Your prayers

Your Love

Your support

When Chad's deployed if you'd like to send him letters, that'd be so wonderful. Carepackages are nice as well, but I'm not asking for that...just words of encouragement. Hand written notes to let him know he matters, you're praying for him, etc.

 

So....there it is! I'll keep you updated as time goes.

 

God Bless

 

                    

 

15 comments:

deshelestraci said...

I'm so sorry Christy.
Traci

mumma4evr said...

you've got my prayers!
Becky

happysunshien said...

whatever you need you you just tell me and whatever i can do i will...love you and thinking about you and your family!

Kelly

crewsfour said...

I won't comment other then say he's in my prayers.   Leene

manda2177 said...

Whoa.

You feel better now??? Yikes.  I am SOOOOOO sorry if I have said any of those things in the past!!!

My only advice is, give your anxiety and fear over to the Lord.  He shoulder burdens much better than we do.  

(I only say that because if my husband was going to be deployed I would be scared and worried.  I am not saying that you are, so if that was the wrong thing to say, I am truly, truly sorry.)

God bless-
Amanda

lv2trnscrb said...

((Christy))) yes, I woud like to write to Chad; send me address when it is time. prayers, yes!! when you start posting in your deployment journal, send link, I deleted everything before

have you heard of Soldier Angels? (Chemo Angel concept for soldiers). Sign Chad up for it (my brother told me about it and I am angeling a soldier in Iraq); not sure how soon you can sign him up prior to deployment

((((Christy))))

betty

sangrialel said...

As always you have my prayers, my support, my love and most of all my RESPECT!  Linda

xxroxymamaxx said...

Gosh, I'm just so greatful for soldiers like your husband and the families like you that stand behind them.  We'll be right here with you the whole way!!  Love you!! and GBU. Shelly

chevyz71gurl74 said...

Offering my love, support and prayers for your family!!!

Big Hugs
 Terri

dasajam1 said...

Girl I agree with you!  It does not get easier the more you go through it...it still sucks!  We who have been through it know better.  If you need anything please do not hesitate to hollar!  We are all in this together.  You guys are in our prayers!

Danielle

cvgflydis said...

Ya know, I don't know what to say. But this I know......my 16 year old is 2 years away from having to register for a draft.....and that scares me to no end. As a mother, I beg him to throw the thoughts away of joining the armed forces. But I do know, that it's a calling. And if it hits him that way in a couple of years, I gotta support him (and worry myself into oblivion).

My thoughts are with you guys!

Angel

candlejmr said...

Sending lots and lots of prayers to you....and the kids.  I currently have a soldier that I "angel" to through www.soldiersangels.com and I would love to add Chad as soon as he is deployed.  Please send me his mailing address when you can.

((hugs))
Jeanne

jckfrstross said...

my heart is with you both:) lots of prayers now and through out

Deb

ksgal3133 said...

Sending all of you many prayers. Mine has been over there 3 times as well. If you need anything please let me know!

Hugs,
Gretchen

ekgillen said...

(((HUGS))), prayers & blessings to you and your family.
Gillie